Friday, January 26, 2007

I am a Winner!!

Yippee, I won a door prize at the Memphis Knitting Guild the other night. It is a Special Sneak Peek for The Friday Night Knitting Club book. Now I will have to find the book and read the whole thing!

On to knitting

I finished the Fingerless Gloves out of sport sock yarn. The pattern called for fingering weight yarn, but I converted it for the sport weight. The mitts were knitted on straight needles. If I make another pair, I will convert it to double pointed needles. My seams stink.

Pattern: Socks for Yarn
Source: Knitting Pattern a Day - December 20, 2006.
(Modified for Sport Weight Yarn)
Yarn: Regia 6 ply Crazy Color
Color: Variegated
Needle: US 4

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

More Finished for 2007

I joined another KAL. This time it is for bookmarks. This is my first attempt:

January Bookmark
Source: Monthly Bookmarks KAL
Yarn: (Vintage) Bucilla Riviera 100% Cotton
Color: Red/Brown?
Needle: US 5

More Dishcloths finished.

Snowflake Dishcloth

Source: rainyk.com

Yarn: Sugar N Creme

Color: White

Needles: US 7

My Charity projects started for 2007.

Preemie Blanket

Source: My Own (based on diagonal dishcloth)

Yarn: Plassard Trophee

Color: Baby Varigated

Needle: US 6

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Year New FOs

I have actually finished a project already. This is the December Mid-Month Dishcloth from the KAL. This is an interesting pattern because one stitch is a "yo, ss2, knit 1, p2sso"or yarn over, slip 2 stitches, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over. I have never done this, so I have learned a new technique.

Pattern: Snowy Drops
Source:Monthly Dishcloth KAL
Yarn: Sugar N Creme
Color: Marble Print
Needle: US7

I did knit several face cloths for teacher presents. I used a finer cotton and smaller needles. The cloths turned out very nice, especially after blocking. I attached them around a bottle of bubble bath. Of course they were knitted under a deadline, so no pictures. But I received nice thank-you notes from the teachers.